Fee Estimate

Receiving a fee estimate from several roofing contractors is a must before deciding which company best suits you. With a fee estimate, you can determine:

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Project Time Frame for Fee Estimates

Almost all roofing companies will provide you with the amount of time the project will take from start to finish. With the help of a fee estimate, they would have a clear understanding of the roof condition and the amount of money needed to get the job done.

Labor & Materials

You need to consider the cost of material that will be used for flashing, shingles, decking, and underlayment. In some cases, roofers can assume that the deck is in good condition but they should check if there is any water damage or any tearing. Replacement of such things can add an additional cost to both labor and material.

You can have the estimate in the form of an itemized list that outlines all of the prices of the repairs. This way, you know what to expect and won’t have to worry about any hidden fees.


You need to consider that the material you are using is in good shape. Our company in particular uses shingles that offer a 30 year warranty. There are also many roofing contractors that provide a workmanship warranty.

Having Permits

If your fee estimate does not include the cost of pulling the proper permits for the project, you may be dealing with an inexperienced roofing company. All roofers are required to abide by the code regulation of the building as well as the cost of all the permits which are included in the final estimate.

Cost of Clean Up

An estimate will not be accurate if it does not include the cost of cleanup. Fee estimation should include the cost of the dumpster and the dumping of old roofing material. A good contractor will understand the importance of cleaning up when a project is completed. Stray nails or debris left behind can cause unnecessary injuries and accidents. 

Terms of Payment

Look out for the date of the first deposit and the final deposit when the project is completed to ensure timely payment without any delays. It is important to know if the contractor accepts credit cards, cash, checks, or alternative payment methods before the start of the project.

You can depend on Elm City Roofing to provide you with a detailed estimate. We make timely and informed decisions about the roofing project, saving you money and providing you with the best services and materials.


Roofing projects are a big investment, so it is crucial to conduct a fee estimate at the beginning in order to understand the full scope of the project. A good estimate will include important details like required materials, project timeframe, and cleanup costs. Understanding this will help you avoid any hidden charges or unexpected delays. 

Let’s Build Something

You can contact our Elm City Roofing professionals to know how we will be going to help you. We are here to handle any roofing-related needs and to answer your questions. Our team of experts will divulge any service you need.



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